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              Science in Action

              New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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              • Mind-reading robotic arms; Designs inspired by nature; Antarctic ice melt

                Thu, 21 May 15

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                27 mins

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                A quadriplegic man moves a robotic arm by thinking; How the latest designs inspired by nature could improve solar panels and make plane wings more flexible; Scientists have been monitoring ice levels in Antarctica amid concerns that if it melts, sea levels could rise dramatically around the world with devastating consequences

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              • Seasonality of disease; Cyber-archaeology; Autonomous trucks; OneZoom Tree of Life

                Thu, 14 May 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

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                Inflammatory response gene expression changes with the seasons; Digitally recreating destroyed Mosul Museum artefacts; Computers that take over the wheel when truck drivers are tired; Digitally zooming in on the tree of life

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              • The power of Nepalese earthquake; Crime solving insects; Listening to icy waters; Protecting the origins of stones

                Thu, 7 May 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

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                The destructive power of the Nepalese earthquake; How insects are helping to solve murders and reveal human history; Exploring the acoustics of underwater icy environments; Why stones might be the next in line to gain a protected regional status

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              • Nepal earthquake; Light pollution and marine environment; Bees and elephants

                Thu, 30 Apr 15

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                How science can help the rescue efforts after the Nepal earthquake; Artificial light is impacting marine ecosystems; Flooding in the Amazon; Bees being used to deter elephants

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              • Bees; Moore's Law; Dogs

                Thu, 23 Apr 15

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                Bees have been shown to prefer some harmful neonicotinoid pesticides in their diet; Roland Pease looks far into the future to see if Moore's Law can be beaten with the likes of DNA computers, neural networks and quantum computing; Has selective breeding of dogs made them more of less co-operative?

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